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Grants Pass man killed in Merlin shooting on Monday, OSP confirms

Neither OSP or the Josephine County Sheriff's Office have yet indicated if there is a suspect in the shooting, or if anyone was taken into custody.

Posted: Dec 15, 2020 4:02 PM
Updated: Dec 15, 2020 4:53 PM

MERLIN, Ore. — Oregon State Police has released more details about a shooting in Merlin on Monday morning, confirming that one man was killed.

OSP said that troopers and Josephine County Sheriff's deputies responded to reports of a shooting at 200 Corporate Way in Merlin just before 7 a.m.

At the scene, officers found 56-year-old Kurt Krauss of Grants Pass dead.

Neither OSP or the Josephine County Sheriff's Office have yet indicated if there is a suspect in the shooting, or if anyone was taken into custody.

The investigation is being handled by the Josephine County Major Crimes Team, with OSP as the lead agency — assisted by the Josephine County Sheriff's Office, Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, and the Josephine County District Attorney's Office. It is still "active and ongoing."

OSP has requested that anyone with information about the incident contact the OSP Southern Command Center at 541-664-4600 or *OSP from a mobile device and reference OSP Case #SP20-347133.

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